Washington Legislative Update March 14, 2018 - End of Session

The 2018 Legislative Session is over with most bills now before the Governor for his review and signature. A supplemental budget was approved. Here's how the Legislative Agenda of the United Ways of Washington fared this year. Read more

Washington Legislative Update March 7, 2018

The regular 2018 Legislative Session in Olympia is down to its last two days.  Here's where we stand in the final hours. Read more

Washington Legislative Update February 28, 2018

Now that both the House (HB 2299) and Senate (SB 6032) have approved versions of a supplemental budget, attention moves to reconciling differences and finishing up on legislation. Just one more week left to get it done! Read on to see how we're doing with our agenda this year. Read more

Washington Legislative Update February 21, 2018

With 15 days left in the session, attentions turns to the budget and a narrowing set of bills. Read below about the proposed budget by the House Democrats and the final passage of the Breakfast after the Bell bill. Read more

Washington Legislative Update February 14, 2018

Today, the Legislature clears another hurdle in its self-imposed deadline for bills. After today, only bills that have passed their house of origin can be considered for further action.  Bills that are necessary to implement the budget are exempt from this deadline. Here's where we stand with roughly three weeks remaining in the regular 2018 session: Read more

Washington Legislative Update February 7, 2018

We are in the fifth week of the 2018 Washington State Legislative Session and attention shifts to the House and Senate floors as lawmakers work to abide by their self-imposed deadlines. After February 14, the House and Senate can only consider bills that have been passed by the other body. Read on to see how we're doing with our priorities this session. Read more

Washington Legislative Update January 31, 2018

This Thursday, Washington United Ways are joining in the housing and homeless policy advocacy day in partnership with the WA Low Income Housing Alliance in Olympia. In addition to meeting legislators and participating in a "Rally for Homes," we will collaborate with Washington Information Network 211 in hosting an evening reception at the Governor's Mansion.  Governor Jay Inslee will kick off festivities.  We have a strong turnout -- thank you for joining us. Here is what's been happening of interest in Olympia. Read more

Washington Legislative Update January 24, 2018

We're in week 3 of the 2018 legislative session.  Here's this week's update. Read more

January 17, 2018 Update

The Capital budget's fate is still undetermined though looking more promising with its passage from Senate Ways & Means committee this week. A new bill introduced would expand ECAP eligibility and the House and Senate school breakfast bills are moving through the process. Read more

January 10, 2018 - Update

The 2018 Session of the Washington State Legislature has started. Bills are being introduced and hearings are being scheduled that affect our agenda. Of particular importance this week is the school breakfast bill. Read more


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